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Smartphone app helps set insurance discounts

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Allstate Insurance Co. this year unveiled the Drivewise mobile app that gauges driving behavior through smartphones to set insurance discounts for motorists in three states....
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MyFord Touch bugs are getting squashed, Hinrichs says

3:10 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
Ford has brought its problem-plagued MyFord Touch communications system up to exceed industry-average reliability -- and plans an upgrade to improve the system's capability, Ford executive Joe Hinrichs said today....
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Developers, automakers grapple with the app gap

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2014
Get the right apps and you get the right shoppers, in the sweet spot of the market: tech-addicted millennials who will be buying cars for decades to come. But the barriers for app developers are formidable....
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Ford's reported pick of QNX over Microsoft for next-gen Sync boosts BlackBerry stock

11:52 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
With the next-generation Ford Sync switching to QNX in favor of Microsoft, according to people briefed on the matter, BlackBerry's stock surged today....
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Ford plans to drop Microsoft in favor of BlackBerry for in-car sync system, report says

Feb. 24, 2014 17:52 CET
Ford will base the next-generation Sync system on BlackBerry's QNX and no longer use Microsoft's Windows, sources said. Using QNX will be less expensive than licensing Microsoft technology and will improve the flexibility and speed of the next Sync system, they said....
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Ford expected to drop Microsoft, use BlackBerry QNX in next-gen Sync

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2014
The next-generation Ford Sync system will be based on BlackBerry's QNX and no longer use Microsoft Windows, following the automaker' struggles with in-car technology glitches, according to people briefed on the matter....
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Ford names ex-GM exec Butler to lead global connected vehicle unit

10:41 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Ford has hired Don Butler, a longtime General Motors executive who resigned from the company in August, to lead its new global vehicle connectivity department....
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Farley says 'connected car' success rides on tech firm flexibility

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
Ford, trying to satisfy customer demands for more in-car technology, said technology companies must work in more open and flexible ways for Internet “connected-car” features to be as seamless as smartphone apps....
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Ford will pull tech training bucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
The Ford brand is phasing out the technology allowance it pays dealers to teach customers to use Sync and MyFord Touch, the communication systems that have triggered widespread owner complaints and eroded quality ratings....
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